Officials cite trail conditions, logistics, and “changes to racer needs” as reasons for the cancelation.
Kaiser is the first Bethel musher to win the race in 29 years.
Nome hosted a unique performance this week when Kira Eckenweiler, an opera student at the University of Alaska Anchorage, shared her talent with a local audience.
Twenty-five mushers will take off from Bethel over a fast, icy trail to Aniak and back Friday night in the 36th annual running of the Kuskokwim 300.
Alaska telecom company GCI says residents of Nome and Unalakleet should receive an upgrade to 3G service in the next few days.
Erickson’s reappointment brings decades of experience helping victims of sexual assault and domestic violence throughout the Norton Sound region.
The NS450, which has been significantly shortened and even canceled the past two years due to poor weather, is gearing up to run a full race along the Norton Sound coast in 2015.
Communities statewide can keep alcohol out using the local option, and may use a similar tool to keep marijuana, a drug soon to be legal in Alaska, out as well.
“What is this year going to mean?” volunteer Jenn asks. “Who are we going to be next year when the days start to grow longer again, when the icy, liquid-metal sea melts back to blue?”
At the end of this successful season, over $4 million paid to fishermen in the Norton Sound region.